Club member Ben Sockacki has sent me another excellent lead to a video of the Skunk Train Route way back then. The music at the beginning is a bit bleh unless you like banjo. Also, it’s a bit long (43 minutes) but worth the view if you have the time.)
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Sir Rod Stewart IS the rock singer Rod Stewart you know. This article appeared on the BEEB’s (BBC) website as well as appearing in the UK newspapers. Nancy Thornburn gave me the first heads-up, Club member Earl Craighill gave me the second. I am not going to count how many others I got. Enough of … Continue reading
Our Club’s VP, Lonnie Dickson, thought I would like this Johnny Cash version of the song, “Wabash Cannonball.” He was right – I think it’s great! It turns out that the song is old and has quite a history. What follows is from Wiki …… “The Wabash Cannonball” is an American folk song about a … Continue reading
Until 1914, Navarro on Route 128 in Mendocino County was called Wendling (Woods) – Navarro was the name of what is now Navarro-by-the-Sea. Wendling/Navarro, is located eleven miles up river from the sea along Highway 128. Ok, so now you know where Wendling was located. If you check our website you’ll that there is precious … Continue reading
The first European to record Point Arena was Spaniard Bartolomé Ferrer in 1543, who named it Cabo de Fortunas (Spanish for “cape of fortunes”). The cape was renamed to Punta Delgado (narrow point) in 1775 by lieutenant Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (commander of the schooner Sonora), part of a royal expedition chartered by the government of Mexico to map the north coast of Alta California. Later the … Continue reading
Rockport (formerly, Cotineva) is a former settlement in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County, California. It is located 7.25 miles north-northwest of Westport. Rockport started as a small company town serving the timber industry on the Pacific Ocean coast among redwood forests in Northern California. Rockport is regarded as the southern end of the Lost Coast region; it is where State Highway 1, which runs very close along the coast for most of its … Continue reading
A century ago the population of Elk/Greenwood was 10 times as large as today’s. Schooners from the L.E. White Lumber Co. sailed regularly from San Francisco and early tourists took the 14 hour ride for $5, dinner and bunk included. The town had ten hotels each with a saloon and there five other saloons. Each … Continue reading